"Books by the Beach!"
New Expanded HOURS
Increased hours gives us an opportunity to plan evening events.   Got some ideas? Share with a Librarian or a Friend of the Library.
Tues. & Wed. 10am to 7pm
Thurs. 10am to 6pm
Fri & Sat. 12pm to 5 pm

 Summer Reading     

For little ones, kids, teens, and adults too! 

Read or listen, attend great events, earn incentive prizes!  

santacruzpl.org    bit.ly/scpl-SummerReading                   831-427-7717

Earn Book Bucks!
One hour of reading = 1 Book Buck. You can earn up to 20 Book Bucks. Track your reading time by filling in the circles on your Reading Log. When you’ve read as much as you’d like, collect your Book Bucks by bringing your Reading Log to any SCPL branch library by August 18.

The Festival of the Book!
Harvey West Park on Sunday July 30, 2017 • 1-4pm
Join us for a celebration of reading with light snacks, acrobats, face painting, a Tales to Tails therapy dog, and a chance for kids to shop our Festival Bookstore! All participants receive 1 free book at the Kids Only Book Sale

   The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library have made the Library a central part of the community.  Activities, such as the Sand Castle Building Classes, Book Clubs, e-reader workshop and the Summer Programs, have brought patrons back to our Library.
    The LSB chapter was formed in the fall of 2009 after our branch received drastic cuts in hours. The chapter has been raising funds with local book sales and donations from our community.
    The chapter organized a browsing collection of bestsellers for library patrons and underwritten successful workshops.  They purchased a bar code duplicating machine to add the additional bar codes  required for the self check machines, installed at all branches.  Chapter member volunteers utilized the machine to add the bar code to our collection and then the machine was given to the library system for use at other branches. 
    In 2010 the Friends of LSB Library celebrated the 60th birthday of the branch with readings by children's authors, a reptile show, an exhibit of e-readers and of course, birthday cake.
    The Friends continue to find ways of serving the community.  They are underwriting the after school program which includes Homework Help, Lego Machines, Wii, Minecraft and other activities.  We are supporting a "Homework Helper" program for all students. We are also researching possibilities for additional workshops and activities for adults.  We now have a Movie discussion group, Movie Club, two book groups, and an arm chair travel.
The chapter is also pro-active in updating and refurbishing the LSB Library interior.  We have replaced the chairs and table and installed shades for the windows.
    If you have ideas that would enrich our Library please contact us. 

Recent Announcements

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  • Mind Craft Minecraft.EduThursdays, June 15 to July 27 at 1:00 PM. Ages 8-18.  Space limited to 20.  First come - first served
    Posted May 16, 2017, 8:30 PM by Margie Bowles
  • R.E.A.D. : Reach Every Amazing Detail Will begin again in October!Wednesday 3:00-5:00 PM This program is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade.  Instructors are California credentialed ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 7:34 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Matinee@ the Library  Meets on the 4th Friday of the Month from 10:00 (before the Library opens at 12:00)Bring  your lunch and enjoy the movie in the library.Next meeting ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 8:46 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Armchair Travel Adventure Join us for travelers’ stories, photos, books, cultural crafts, music and food!"Hiking The Inca Trail" with Bill and Leda Bishoff Thursday, June 1 at 10:30am.  Want to share ...
    Posted May 10, 2017, 5:27 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Lego: Not-So-Simple Machines Thursdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM Create Lego devices with gears, levers & pulleys, then motorize them.Children and Teens ages 9-18.  Limited to 16 participants. For information call ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 8:50 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Homework Help Will begin again in October.Free homework assistance at the library:Every Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 - During the school year.  The Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Friends of ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 7:36 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Book Sale NEXT BOOK SALE - July!Every summer and fall the Friends of the Library have a used book sale which helps provide funds for activities that the Friends offer at the ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 8:48 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Club Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 1:00 to 2:00Next meeting - June 20th For information on upcoming movies to discuss call 831-427-7710 ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 8:31 PM by Margie Bowles
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